The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with Enriched Air Nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don't hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
To enroll in a PADI Enriched Air Diver Course, you must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization) who is at least 12 years old. This specialty also counts towards your Master Scuba Diver Certification.
You will learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and a lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, you will:
Stop by Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center to enroll in the course and pick up a PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual and DVD. By reading the manual and watching the DVD before class, you'll be ready to get started learning with your instructor.
Most modern scuba equipment and dive computers can be used with enriched air, but your PADI instructor will let you know if your gear meets manufacturer recommendations and local requirements. However, scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated to be use with enriched air. You'll practice using oxygen analyzers and special cylinder decals.
$75 plus materials with no dives
$125 plus materials with dives